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Python and Django Developer jobs and careers

A career in Python and Django development is the responsibility of writing server-side logic for innovative web applications. You will usually build back-end components and support front-end Developers by integrating the applications by using specific languages and technologies. 

Why consider a career as a Python and Django Developer?
Python is known as one of the most popular coding languages and is a firm favourite amongst Developers for its efficiency and a strong sense of readability. Upon growing your knowledge and developing your career, you will have the chance to grow as a senior industry professional.

What a  Python and Django Developer career or job may entail…
As a Python and Django Developer, you’ll perform hands-on coding. You may create and architect new software applications, web content solutions, component-based applications or you may improve existing products. You’ll need strong communication and planning skills, on top of problem analysis ability and a collaborative mentality. Building on time and to spec, your code will be well documented.
  
Typical role titles include
Python Developer
Python/Django Developer
Software Developer

Career progression example
Lead Python Developer
Senior Python/Django software engineer
Lead Python/Django developer
Tech Lead

Salary Benchmarks
At an entry level, Python and Django Developer learning professionals on average will be earning between £20k - £30k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £30k - 40k and seniors would be looking to earn £40k+.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes…
Popular skills related to these roles include:

Python | Django | MySQL | PostgreSQL | Git | Linux | TDD | Leaflet | Flask | GIS | AngularJS | jQuery | TypeScript | Dart | Nginx | Gunicorn | Fabric.

What qualifications does it take?
PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming certification is a professional credential that measures your ability to accomplish coding tasks related to the basics of programming in the Python language and the fundamental notions and techniques used in object-oriented programming.

 

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  • 17th Oct

    Hot Jobs Tech Lead / CTO

    — Incredible Wellbeing Start-Up

    Location:
    Bath
    Type:
    Salary:
    £75K-£100K
    Wellbeing AI coaching app that is going to be rolled out globally. Work with React Native, Python/Django, GraphDB, Kubernetes, AWS. Have a big input on technical decisions, lead and grow a team. A start-up based in Bath has received investment and are looking to hire multiple developers for their team. One of these is a lead who can take ownership of the code base and run the team, eventually moving up into the position of CTO. This is a really great opportunity to join a thriving start-up working on amazing technologies to champion this ‘tech-for-good’ mobile app.What experience you'll need You will be confident with JavaScript and Python with a history of enterprise architecture.  Experience with Django or Flask. Experience with JavaScript frameworks is a bonus (React, Vue, Angular etc.) You will be a polyglot developer and able to switch between languages, pick up others and also introduce any you might think are suitable. Be able to develop any part of the system (database, orchestration). Able to understand the importance of security. Experience of working on scalability before, bonus if it’s within a start-up. Current or past experience leading teams of developers. Run scrum meetings – sprint planning, sprint review, daily stand-ups etc. Passion for technology and emerging languages/tools. Great communication skills, team player and able to handle conflict. Understanding of the importance of setting the culture within small teams when growing in numbers. Have a diverse and inclusive mind set to hiring people. An interest in AI would be a great bonus to have. Aspirations to become a CTO. What you'll be doingYou will be coming into the company with 7 engineers spread across different areas; you will be running the development of this product, inheriting the code base and team and improving/growing both. You’ll be responsible for setting and following architectural guidelines, making sure yourself and the team are developing clean code – as part of this you will be running the Scrum meetings, sprint planning, sprint review and daily stand-ups ensuring timely delivery and accurate estimates. It’s important that you value security and on a weekly basis you are making sure everything is done the right way within compliance. As you will be hands-on yourself you will be developing various parts of the system, whether that is front-end, back-end, database, testing or orchestration. As this start-up is rolling their app out globally to large organisations you will understand the importance of scaling things the right way to support the thousands of users that will be downloading this fantastic app. Also as you progress your own role and really embed yourself into the company you must be looking towards the title of CTO and the further responsibilities that come with that position.What you’ll get in return for your talentsThe salary on offer ranges between £75K-£100K depending on experience. Alongside this you have 25 days holiday, a pension, flexible/remote working, and nice working space in a great location, kit provided and the chance to be part of a growing team within a successful start-up. As this company grows the benefits will only get better, but for now you have the chance to shape things which is a rarity. great chance to bond with the people you work with, you will always be supported in your role by other developers and leaders. This truly is a very exciting start-up to be a part of!What’s next?If you would like to find out more about this role or apply then please get in touch with George (01179269530, george@adlib-recruitment.co.uk).
  • 20th Nov

    Senior Front-End Developer

    — head up the front-end development!

    Location:
    Tewkesbury
    Type:
    Salary:
    £35K - £45K
    Successful retailer with forward-thinking dev team. Drive development of brand-new multi-channel eCommerce platform. Friendly office with great buzz, relaxed dress & regular socials. A well-established eCommerce business is looking for a Senior Front-End Developer to head up the development team in their offices near Cheltenham. With ambitious eCommerce growth plans over the next few years they’ve brought their development team in house meaning there’s a real emphasis on growing out their technical capability. The recent implementation of their brand-new eCommerce platform means there’s real potential to drive their digital offering forward, making it a great time to be joining them on their journey. What skills you’ll need Strong front-end development skills using JavaScript, HTML & CSS. Experience of JavaScript libraries such as React, Vue.js or Angular is highly desirable.   An ability to write clean, well-structured code. Good working knowledge of UI/UX would be beneficial. Previous experience working in Agile environments. Strong stakeholder management skills would be a bonus. What you’ll be doing Reporting directly into the Head of Ecommerce, your focus will be to deliver the brand-new eCommerce platform and drive the development of the websites content & functionality. Working closely with business owners & the design team you’ll head up the development team and be responsible for bringing campaign briefs to life, working with 3rd party developers to develop responsive content & implement new digital technologies and maximise customer experience. You will be a driven self-starter with an entrepreneurial mind-set and isn’t afraid to get stuck in and try new things. You’ll be encouraged to push new ideas and have the opportunity to make this role your own by helping shape their digital offering. What you’ll get in return for your talents On top of a generous salary of £45K, you’ll have the opportunity to head up the development for a thriving eCommerce business. You’ll be joining a hugely collaborative & social working environment with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of banter. You’ll receive generous holiday, pension, discounts on products, flexible working as well as one on one mentoring from the get go. What’s next? Sound great? Send your CV to Ellen (01179 269 530) now for more info!
  • 19th Nov

    WordPress Developer/Themer

    — Linux Admin/DevOps

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £300 p/day
    WordPress Developer/Themer. DevOps/Linux Admin Experience. Bristol - 2 Month Initial Contract. 2 month initial contract opportunity for a WordPress Developer/Themer with experience of Linux Admin and/or DevOps (Docker). What you'll be doing Working for a busy digital agency based in Central Bristol - developing WordPress sites and themes - administering & continuously integrating/deployingLinux environments. What experience you'll need to apply for this role WordPress (Expert). Linux Admin (Expert). DevOps (Experienced). Docker (Desirable). What you'll get in return for your experience The daily rate is up to £300 p/day - However, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered.  What's next? Please apply with your most up-to-date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further.
  • 15th Nov

    Integration Engineer - Mulesoft

    — Middleware Developer - Mulesoft, Mule ESB

    Location:
    Croydon
    Type:
    Salary:
    £45000 - £60000
    Progressive company with massive growth plans in place. Lots of autonomy, great scope for training & development. 30 days holiday and incredibly generous benefits. A rapidly expanding financial services company in Bournemouth are looking for an Mulesoft, Integration Developer to join them at their offices in Croydon. Following a recent acquisition, the business is moving from strength-to-strength at pace, with extensive growth plans in place and very good scope for internal progression and personal development. What experience you’ll need Strong integration, detailed design and delivery experience in ESB & SOA. Commercial exposure to the MuleSoft platform. In depth knowledge of MuleSoft API lifecycles, architecture, integration patterns and best practices. Knowledge of performance tuning strategies. Commercial awareness of service oriented architecture, integration patterns, SOAP web services and RESTful. Exposure to Agile software development and SCRUM is a must. Core MuleSoft development, expertise with connectors, scopes, routers, flows and expectation strategies is preferred. But if you’re well-versed with just some of the above and feel like you’d have a lot to learn. Please still get in touch, as business is considering applicants with different backgrounds and technology experience. Training and development is at the heart of their cultural approach. What you’ll be doing Joining a newly formed integration team, you will be responsible own the design and delivery of new integration services. Participating in the design and delivery of major MuleSoft projects, while also leading demonstrations to stakeholders throughout elements of project lifecycles. No day is the same in this role, offering huge variety and exposure to a broad range of progressive technologies, working within an innovative and collaborative team.  What you’ll get in returns for your talents The business offers a generous rewards structure which includes 30 days holiday (with the option to buy more) and a competitive pension scheme which pays twice the amount you choose to pay in up to 14%. They also offer an annual bonus scheme based on personal & company performance, private medical insurance, a flexible benefits package, on top of 25-50% discounts on a range of their products! The culture is awesome, lots of training, good scope to progress quickly. What’s next If you would like to find out more about this role or apply then please get in touch with Rich -  01179269530, or richard@adlib-recruitment.co.uk
  • 15th Nov

    React Native Developer

    — In App Purchases

    Location:
    Bath
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £350 p/day
    React Native Developer. In App Purchases API. Bath - 2 weeks Initial Contract Short term opportunity for a React Native Developer to work on a high-profile app that will add value to almost any portfolio. What you'll be doing Implementing In App Purchases for a popular React Native app with a huge audience. Commercial experience of developing apps using React Native is essential and knowledge of In App Purchasing would be beneficial. What experience you'll need to apply for this role React Native (Expert). JavaScript (Expert). HTML/CSS (Advanced). In App Purchases API (Desirable). What you'll get in return for your experience The daily rate is up to £350 p/day - However, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered.  What's next? Please apply with your most up-to-date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further. 
  • 14th Nov

    C# Developer

    — Consistent growth & success, great progression

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £25K-£38K
    Chance to learn Xamarin. Work in a vibrant open plan office with a great social team and flat structure type feel. Amazing staff retention – average employee has been there for around 10 years. A software company producing flagship products for all kinds of customers/businesses with construction, engineering, automotive and many more are growing their development team out with an additional one or two C# developers. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to work with a stable, successful and dynamic business in a great location with the opportunity to learn new tech and have a real impact on the development. What you’ll need Essential: Some C# skills, ideally you will have worked with it for a year or more. Experience with SQL Server. Flexibility with languages. Ability to work within a team. You will understand the importance of clean code. Advantageous WPF experience. Xamarin (you will get to learn this). REST/SOAP. SQLLite Agile experience. Jira Desktop and Web experience. What you’ll be doing You will be joining a team of 6 developers (including the Tech Director) with the purpose of creating and maintaining new features to their existing Windows, mobile and web product suit. Most of your work will be done coding in C# with SQL, you will be using WPF for rendering UI’s and REST for architecture. As the company are looking to cross platforms across Android and iOS they are introducing Xamarin which means along with other languages and tools you will have time dedicated to learning this. The team are agile so you will need to work to deadlines and be adaptable to the work load. What you’ll get in return for your talents As mentioned at the top the company has a brilliant retention rate, so the company clearly make their staff very happy. Included in their salary offer (£24K-£36K) you will have a 5% pension contribution, cycle to work scheme, 22 days rising to 27 with service + bank holidays, Christmas shutdown (not taken out of your leave). They also have a beer/cider/gin fridge, fresh fruit deliveries twice a week, summer & Christmas socials, company nights out, company lunches, a really nice open plan working space, very approachable Directors and a supportive team. The location is also fantastic! What’s next If this sounds like the role for you then send your CV in now or get in touch with George (george@adlib-recruitment.co.uk; 01179269530) to discuss further.
  • 14th Nov

    Lead Secure Coding Developer

    — Market leading security platform

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40K-£60K
    Multiple award-winning start-up which are still booming with recent investment. Opportunity to lead and grow a team. Work with the latest technologies and security practices. A rapidly growing tech start-up based in Bristol is looking for a senior developer to lead the engineering of their latest secure coding offering. This exciting new addition to their market leading platform teaches developers how to write secure code in line with OWASP. With another recent round of investment they are looking to scale-up even further and continue their incredible success. What experience you’ll need You will be a polyglot developer, ideally worked with languages such as Ruby, Java PHP, JavaScript, Python or .Net. A very good understanding of developing secure software. Knowledge of OWASP. Agile experience. Management/leadership skills. You’ll understand the importance of keeping up to date with the latest security practices. Be able to deliver large-scale secure cloud-hosted web apps. Good communicator and able to work closely with clients. What you’ll be doing You will be bolted on to their talented engineering team on a separate mission to develop programmes that teaches the users how to write secure coding applications using a variety of languages avoiding OWASP pitfalls. It won’t be long until you are leading and training a team (likely remote) where you will still remain 100% hands-on, cooperating with the product & UX teams to ensure you are supporting the latest ideas and innovation and then working the sales and marketing teams to maximise opportunities when launching new programmes. You’ll be the go-to person and advocate for this offering within work and at any events the company may be involved in. You’ll be keeping up to date with the latest trends in security and development, and be a key in driving further success of their already loved platform. What you’ll get in return for your talents This is the perfect time to join a successful and growing start-up, with plenty of opportunity to play a key role in the businesses. There’s a real energy within the team and you’ll be able to be part of an environment that values creativity and determination. It’s a friendly and social work place with flexible working in a great location. You will get 25 days holiday, company laptop, bonus, table tennis, gaming room with gaming nights, cycle to work scheme, free travel insurance for you and your dependents, a great budget for training and development and a salary in-line with your experience. What’s next? If you’re interested in this role then send your CV in now or get in touch with George to discuss further (01179269530; george@adlib-recruitment.co.uk 
  • 13th Nov

    Front-End Developer (React)

    — Flexible/ remote working options

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £35K - £45K
    Fun, friendly and ambitious company. Work on their flagship product. Excellent work life balance. A growing technology solutions business based in central Bristol are currently looking an experienced Front End Developer to work on their flagship product. They’ve grown impressively since they started almost 10 years ago and now have offices all around the world. What skills you’ll need Strong experience working with JavaScript and a thorough understanding of React.js and its core principles. Experience with popular React.js workflows (such as Redux). Familiarity with RESTful APIs. Knowledge of modern authorization mechanisms, such as JSON Web Tokens, OIDC. Familiarity with modern front-end build pipelines and tools. What you’ll be doing As a Front-End Developer, you’ll be working on their flagship product developing new user-facing features using React.js and building reusable components and front-end libraries. You’ll translate designs and wire-frame into high quality code and optimise components for maximum performance across a variety of devices and platforms. What you’ll get in return for your experience  You’ll receive a competitive salary of up to £45,000 plus flexible working hours and remote working options. They will support colleagues with upskilling themselves and pay for relevant training. You’ll get 25 days annual leave with one extra day for your birthday. They also offer Vitality Health Rewards, secure bike storage and modern offices in central Bristol. What's next? Please get in touch with Joe to find out more. 
  • 13th Nov

    Head Of Development

    — Top Digital Agency, Huge Clients, PHP

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £50K-£60K
    Thriving Digital Agency, boosted by a recent acquisition. Diverse projects, major international clients, progressive team. Opportunity to drive tech strategy and innovation. Head of Development required to join one of Bristol’s most successful digital agencies (leading 6-8 developers) as they continue to grow at pace.  Having just merged with another business they’re now extremely well positioned to ramp up and deliver to their impressive international client base.  They need someone who is still close to technology and wouldn’t mind stepping in to help get projects over the line as they continue to grow out the team.  This is a great chance to put down your marker within an agile, ambitious and sociable agency who value hard work and innovation highly. What skills you’ll be needing  Track record in delivering high value, mission-critical digital projects. Experience of scoping and pricing technically innovative projects with budgets between £250k and £1m+.  Team leadership – including direct and permanent line-management. Experience in agency environment. Technical expertise: LAMP – Drupal, Magento, Laravel and Symfony), React/Vue or similar, AWS.    What you’ll be doing This a fantastic opportunity for someone to come in and take full ownership of the technical architecture, technical delivery and quality of client products.  You will be providing hands-on technical leadership to a team of developers across Bristol and London, motivating, leading and inspiring.  Key duties will also include scoping, advising and implementing Solution Design and Tech Architecture, ensuring best practises in development, testing and processes and working with the Digital Strategy Director to support innovation within the business.  They will look for you to build strong relationships with internal & external partners/stakeholders and be heavily involved in strategic planning for future technical roles & working with production teams to ensure enough resource allocation and planning including where necessary, managing contractors etc. What you’ll get in return for your talents They’re offering a highly competitive salary (£50-60K), excellent development plan, training budget, access to courses/training and certification. Further benefits will include pension, bonus, generous hols, Christmas shut-down, Friday beers and legendary socials/trips.  Above all they’re proud of their collaborative, friendly and innovative set-up and there’s a nice chance here to work within a well-organised agency at the top of their game. What’s next Sound up your street?  Send in your CV NOW for immediate consideration to Tareek.
  • 10th Nov

    Full-Stack Developer

    — Great staff retention

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £40K-£60K
    Work with PHP7 and Laravel. Close-knit team in a friendly environment. Impressive client list that’s consistently growing. A successful and dynamic SaaS company who design powerful software for educational institutes are looking for a couple of experienced PHP Developers to join the team with a variety of technical challenges. It’s a great opportunity to learn from an experienced and supportive team on a very popular platform. What you’ll need You will have worked with PHP before, ideally v7. Experience with Laravel is ideal but other MVC’s such as Symfony 2 will be considered. Any front-end experience within JavaScript ideally with the use of React, Angular or vue would be highly beneficial. Database knowledge – MySQL, SQL Server (Postgres advantageous). Version control, ideally Git. You will understand the importance of security. A keen eye for usability and interface design would be a plus. Experience in an agile environment would be a bonus. What you’ll be doing As a developer, you will be contributing to the ongoing development of their 2 unique products across a single platform. Once you have learned the work domain you will help contribute your own ideas of the structure with a focus on usability. The team values user experience, so it’s expected that you take the design into account to make the product stand out with rich user interfaces. They have a reputation for high quality software, so you will need to write clean code and be willing to fix any bugs that might crop up. You’ll be working with key clients to help identify improvements and fixes where necessary. Most of the work will be back-end (PHP), ideally you will be familiar with modern framework such as Laravel with some front-end experience also. The development team are multi-disciplined within an agile approach. You would be joining an excellent team and working environment with the chance to make a real impact at a growing business.   What you’ll get in return for your talents The company has grown over the past year and their success keeps going. This makes it the perfect time to join an expanding company, working with some impressive clients. It’s a close-knit team that really care about what they do. Everyone’s friendly and at least twice a year they get all the national offices together for socials. Salary may range from £40K-£60K depending on experience, they offer a wide range of training and development to continue your own personal growth and to up-skill yourself with new tech. The company offer part remote/flexible working on a case-by-case basis. What’s next If this sounds like the role for you then send your CV in now or get in touch with George (george@adlib-recruitment.co.uk; 01179269530) to discuss further.
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SciSys

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  • SCISYS are a leading an international software and solutions company.
  • Enjoying a period of high growth SCISYS were looking to expand their technology team at pace and required an agency that would not only find the right talent, but also support the development of their employer brand. 
  • To achieve this, we introduced SCISYS to our tech community partners, helping them to raise their profile in the developer community, placing them solidly on the map as an employer of choice for developers and wider technology people. 
  • Through our consultative approach, we provided market guidance and knowledge, along with a comprehensive resourcing campaign that resulted in the successful hire of several hard to fill vacancies, from Developers to Solution Architects. 

“ADLIB have been a huge help throughout a very busy year of growth here at SCISYS. Not only have they supported with live requirements, they have also provided valuable market information throughout the year which has in turn supported with our hiring decisions and future growth plans. We look forward to a continued partnership throughout 2019.”

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Expanding their team of Developers at pace

  • Immersive Labs help reduce the risk of attacks via a class leading cyber-learning environment. 
  • As a fast growing business, Immersive Labs needed to work with a recruiter that was able to get to the heart of their culture to deliver hard to find technology expertise. Step forward ADLIB's technology recruitment team. Through our in-depth knowledge of the local candidate market skilled in JavaScript libraries such as React and Ruby on Rails and our ability to find the right personality match, we quickly identified the talent required and all in line with critical business timings.
  • With more and more companies hunting out similar skill sets, a major contributor to the success of the campaign was them being a business with a culture for R&D, cutting edge technology, highly competitive salaries & benefits and the opportunity to be part of a tech-first and people focused culture.

"ADLIB's comprehensive understanding of the local tech market and the challenges faced by quickly growing start-ups has been significant in helping us grow over the last two years"

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